Michael Leon Guerrero
Michael Leon Guerrero was a field organizer, lead organizer and Executive Director for the SouthWest Organizing Project for 17 years, leading local, state and regional campaigns on environmental justice.
These campaigns resulted in clean up of several toxic sites and regulation of industry to control pollution in communities of color throughout the state of New Mexico. He also was National Coordinator of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and UNITY, a collaboration between six national grassroots alliances including the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the National Day Laborers Organizing Network, Right to the City Alliance, Push Back Network, National Guestworker Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and Jobs with Justice. Michael then served as National Coordinator of the Climate Justice Alliance, a national network of frontline, environmental justice organizations working for a just transition for the extractive, fossil fuel economy to local, living economies that sustain life and heal the planet. In these capacities Leon Guerrero gained invaluable experience in coordinating national and international efforts amongst diverse organizations and constituencies.
Michael currently serves as the Executive Director of the Labor Network for Sustainability, a national network working with the understanding that long-term sustainability cannot be achieved without combining three elements: 1) environmental protection, and in particular addressing climate change; 2) economic fairness, in particular addressing income inequality and jobs; and 3) social justice, in particular eliminating prejudice and defending human and civil rights and democracy.